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A highlight from 681 Startup Airline Airbahn
"Educate and inform you, explore and expand your passion for aviation and entertain you a little along the way. This episode in the news, the new airline startup air bun, Boeing's fighter bid is rejected by Canada. More on 5G and aviation signal interference, people trying to bring the darndest things on airplanes. What happens when you drop an iPhone from an airplane? In Australia and water landing that worked out okay and in a three 50 news peeling paint and a possible single pilot freighter, all that and more coming up right now. Welcome to the airplane geeks podcast. This is episode 681 of the show where we talk aviation. I'm max flight in joining
A highlight from FlyZero's Greener Goals
"Going for a senior editor and joining me and my colleague, Graham Warwick, who's the executive editor for technology. We have two very special guests with us to discuss the UK's fly zero project. For those of you that maybe don't know, this is actually a project led by the aerospace technology institute or ATI. And it's backed by the UK government, and it's basically a project that targeting zero carbon emission commercial air travel by the end of the decade, which is no mean feat. So I'm delighted to introduce Chris gear, who's the project director. And Simon Webb, who's chief engineer for propulsion for this project. So Jens, thanks again for joining us. Great to see you. And if you wouldn't mind, perhaps just kicking us off by explaining what the basis of this project is. I know you must be very practiced at that now, but please go ahead. Thank you very much, guys. So yeah, so I'm Christie, the project director. And part of what fly zeros objective is or vision set by the government was to look at zero carbon emission aircraft and what does that mean? And also to look at what is the possibility of flying such a vehicle across the Atlantic because obviously we want to inspire the public that this is something that is possible in aviation. Now, fly zero sits, as you say under the aerospace technology institute, is backed by the UK government. But the UK government also backed something called jet zero. And jet zero is a project being run by the UK government that has two streams. One of it is around introduction of sustainable aviation fuel into airlines and into OEM equipment. And they're very much focused on how can they implement that in the short period. The other section is really looking at zero carbon solutions and what does that mean? Whether it means fuel cells and battery powered aircraft or does it mean gas turbine burning a different types of fuels? So our study has really looked at all those different modeling aspects of commercial aircraft. So we're not looking at small vehicles of ranges of less than 500 miles and carrying maybe up to ten people. We are physically looking at a regional narrow body and maybe something called the next middle size aircraft to say what is achievable in those aircraft. If you could apply new technologies that would allow you to get to a zero carbon emission aircraft. So let me ask Simon to talk about some of those fuels. So Simon, would you like to discuss that? Yes, thanks. So in the team, we've got nearly a hundred people assembled from a range of companies including Airbus Rolls Royce GK and we've got people's Condit in around two thirds of in about one third or independence as well. One of the first pieces of work we've gone done is looked at the fundamental assessment for a zero carbon emission. So that's that tailpipe. Zero CO2 coming out of the aircraft at the point of use. We've published a primary fuel paper. The first publication of the flies are a team. It's available on the ATI website and how if people would like to go and learn more. But to give a quick summary of that, we've looked at the different range of zero carbon emission fuels, our energy sources. We've looked on there at hydrogen at batteries at pneumonia as options and compared them back to kerosene and stuff as well. A quick summary of that is batteries we think certainly have their place for smaller aircraft shorter ranger aircraft EV toll type applications. But we're pushing up to longer range, bigger aircraft here, because we want to be able to have maximum impact in the future on CO2 emissions. And that also coincidentally goes with market revenue in terms of closing a business case as well in the future. So I looked at ammonia ammonia is an option, but doesn't have as good energy density as hydrogen. And there's potential challenges around the formation of Nox, natural oxides, for example, because it's nitrogen in that fuel as well. And you probably need a cracking system on board to make hydrogen because the combustion properties of ammonia as well. So we've arrived at looking at hydrogen. We considered gaseous hydrogen. Hydrogen is very good from an energy density point of view, but these very large per unit energy source of volumetric problem. When it's cases you can look to address that by putting it under high pressure, the problem then is you need to up a heavy thick pressure vessel around that. And that offsets the way to vantage. So then the solution we've moved towards is liquid hydrogen. That helps the volumetric challenge to some degree. There is still a challenge that we're looking to address aircraft level as to where we put the tanks where we position them, the sea of G effect that can have and the insulation challenge because as I'm sure you're well liquid hydrogen, it's only liquid at very low temperatures. We're talking about going down to 20 Kelvin, approximately -253° C that is a big challenge in terms of having refueling at the airport storage of the fuel. And then the onboard cryogenic tank on the fuel delivery system and the equipment that goes with the types of pumps and valves, which some of which the technology is there in the space industry, for example, but aviation has quite different requirements in terms of its life. The reuse, the weight of it, the cost of it.
A highlight from APG 499 The Last of the 400s
"Captain Jeff, a pilot at a major legacy airline based in Atlanta, Georgia and joining me today. From across the pond. His Lake saw it. No, it's not like side. Unless it's been raining there a lot. I don't know. It's probably not like. Anyway, his studio, professional photographer, former RAF RAF fighter pilot. Retired Airbus a three 30 a three 40 captain for a Virgin Atlantic airways. It's captain Nick. Hi there, Jeff. Yeah, occasionally we have had a moat around our castle. But not right now. That's good. All right. You want to talk aviation news, maybe? That's what I'm here for. All right, let's do it. Stand 5 on news. All right, thank you, Paul. Accident, TMA, DHC 6, De Havilland, what is that a twin otter? At the know who? On November 13th, 2021, right wing damage during water. Not another one. Okay. A TMA other one. Transmit, deviant, dive in deviant. Help me. Help me. Deviant. Airways, De Havilland, DHC 6, 300 twin otter, there you go. It's right there written right down right in front of me. Registration 8 Quebec Mike bravo Charlie, performing a flight from the know who, to Malay in the Maldives, was in its water, take off run when the crew rejected takeoff due to a collision. The aircraft was recovered to the mooring. Yes. Am I going? I was just going oops. Oh, I see. Yeah, the collision. There are no reports of injuries. The aircraft was seen at the mooring at finale in the evening of November 16th, 2021, having suffered a dent and penetration. To the leading edge of the right hand wing as well as the right hand propeller being removed in the right hand engine supported by a crane, works going on on the wing and the prop slash engine. According to ground observers, the aircraft collided with a water bungalow during its takeoff run and received damage to its right hand wing. I had to look this up on Google to see what I was thinking maybe that was some kind of a floating in like a raft or something. No, it's like those things that are actually structures in the water. They're on stilts here. You pay a lot of money to make one of those. Do you not see that? I'd like to. I don't know, I was wondering, was it an evening take off or something or you know sunset looking into the sun or I was trying to think of a good reason why you would drive your twin otter into a bungalow? I couldn't think of one. I don't know. It may have been dark because some of these overlays that you have been seeing on the video show some lights, some very it looks mood lighting, like purple, pink light lighting, I don't know why. But so perhaps it was dark dancing at any moment. Yeah. Yeah. Perhaps it was, but then again, if you're taking off, and I understand you've got to bear in mind the wind direction. But you're normally going to point it out to sea, aren't you? Yeah, not parallel to the coast or inland, like this picture here. So yeah, so there's one get there on these picked a nice spot. So I really not sure how he managed to stew it around and unless it was the building at the end of that very dark. The one sticking out there, but out. But no, I'm not sure at all. It's a shame because that would be, I think for a lot of pilots, that would be the world's most wonderful job. Flying a light twin around the islands of the Maldives in a just gorgeous. So you know, I hope he hasn't upset his employer too much. Yeah, me too. Me too. That just seems a little embarrassed. Neil, he asked her they always take off directly into the wind. Know they're definitely do not. A lot of busy water areas where water aircraft float aircraft work from. They have defined runways. We mentioned an accident a while back where they had three defined runways. Also in the Maldives. Yeah. But not necessarily in every location. So I guess it depends how busy they are and whether it's semi controlled or whether you're just freelancing it. Yeah. Hey Liz, I know we said that we were going to do that video at the beginning, but why don't we just do that at the end
A highlight from 680 F-14 Tomcat
"Open rotor engine demonstration program. We also have and across the pond segment. All that and more coming up right now. Welcome to the airplane geek's podcast. This is episode 680 of the show where we talk aviation. I'm max flight and joining me is max trescott. Host of aviation news talk podcast. He's got a big smile on his face. He's a national CFI of the year, and he's an expert on the Sears aircraft. Hey max, good to see you again. Looks like we got a great crew here. And the nice thing is, I see you've got Internet now because you're not in the car. Congratulations. I'm not in the car. That's right. We were cable came down the road down the rural road finally and as soon as I found that out, I jumped right on it. And we've got some serious Internet coming in now. So I'm very happy about that. Yahoo. That's not the only thing I'm very happy about. I'm very happy to see rob Mark joining us. He's contributing editor to business and commercial aviation, which is part of the aviation week group, and he's publisher at jet wine dot com. I'm very happy to see me too. I made that lead in there. I thought you were going to point at somebody else and but I'm always here in the upper left hand corner. At least on my screen, but hey, thank you very much. It's nice to be here gentlemen. Great to have you, and also with us as David van der hoof, our aviation historian. Hello, everybody. Hopefully everyone's well. I'm back for tonight. We'll see if I'm back next Monday night, but I'm in the process of finishing my move to Delaware. So I've been in and out and lots of tiredness, but looking forward to an interesting evening tonight. Terrific. Also joining us is our main man Micah. Micah, we haven't had you on live in quite a while. It's good to see you. It's been a bit, but it's great to be back with you guys and always wonderful to join you. Thanks for the great invitation. You know, next time if you want that gap not to be so long, pay the pay the invoice that we send you. And it could be cash in a bag, you know, whatever. Bitcoin. Yeah, Bitcoin. Bitcoin, there you go. Please, someone come on and explain Bitcoin to me because I am completely lost on that. That's why I'm going to have to use small unmarked bills. All right, well, you know, sometimes we have an event happen or really not happen, which is our guest doesn't show up. And could be some mix up could be time zone confusion or who knows what. But we may or may not have a guest this episode and hopefully he'll be joining us in progress, but hey, we'll see. We're still gonna do it. Could be that he figured out who we are. You know, he did a little research and said holy smokes. Psychiatrists can't figure out who I am. How is he going to figure that out?
No Deaths Reported as Small Plane Crashes in Provincetown
"Okay this happened just a few days. Few days ago Province town plane crash. Victims suffered burns and broken bones from boston twenty-five news actually i think that There was a. I think we have three articles here. And i liked the second one a little bit better so this is From wc be in cape cod or wherever they're from Federal investigators arrived at a wooded area near province town municipal airport friday after a cape air. Flight skit off. The runway crashed the faa said. The twin engine cessna 4:02 went off the end of the runway while attempting to land province town municipal airport around four pm k. A cape said all six passengers and the pilot were taken to a cape cod hospital Let's see an. Ntsb investigator arrived at the scene on friday. The wreckage is expected to be recovered. Saturday and taken to a facility for further examination. The ntsb said the investigator will document the scene and examine the aircraft radar data weather information air traffic control communication airplane maintenance records and the pilots medical records will also be collected Passenger said the plane was attempting land when it ran into trouble. Here's a quote from one of the passengers. I have no idea if the runway was slick. Or not i know it was not slowing down. And he lifted off again and we went through trees and stuff. That's according to autumn. Care mother of two and a geriatric nurse from toledo ohio. Who was with her friend. Heather on the flight
Feds to Indict Ex-Boeing Test Pilot Over 737 Max Crashes
"A former boeing pilot reportedly expect to face criminal charges for allegedly misleading regulators. But safety issues blamed for two fatal seven. Thirty seven max. Crashes the wall street journal reporting that mark faulkner like the face prosecution. The coming weeks he was boeing seven. Thirty seven max chief technical pilot when the plane was being developed so that story continuing now in a unique and interesting way with criminal charges expected
How 9/11 Unfolded at Aviation Week
"Fran tell us about what you saw that day in new york and how you reacted beautiful tuesday morning and i was at home which was about a mile away from the world trade center. And it's a beautiful day. And i was contemplating playing hooky and conjuring up a medical appointment when i got a call from The new york office. Michael stearns who said turn on your tv a plane has just crashed into the world trade center. Well being a pilot and knowing that that midair alley I assumed it was a small plane that had gone into the world trade center only to discover. Of course it was not. We didn't know what was happening at the time b. then joined forces with the washington bureau on telephone conversation and i was eventually dispatched a downtown but how to get downtown. Because subways have closed down. So i walked about a mile to the world trade center. We're hundreds of people had gathered clear. Jay students from nyu friends and family of those who are in the world trade center trying to find out what had happened but not knowing what had happened. Of course the un no longer a reporter An external force Trying to piece together a story but you. You're a victim as well and i had to battle my own personal fears of terror. We did not know what was happening and The one beautiful thing there with that The clergy with comforting people all types of clergy. It was a beautiful moment where there was a lot of love extended to people who totally panicked so now what started with trying to find out factual information which was few and far between the tv tower had gone down in the tax and We were just piecing together various bits of data that were coming in from all over from local authorities from rescue teams From the military from the faa and from Lower manhattan when there was nothing else to do. We walked back to the office which is about three miles to see the world changing. They were armed. Guards national guardsmen with rifle drawn. Their fighter jets flying overhead. And this was no longer the world we knew. Then we're back to the office. We started scrambling to get The factual
Daedalean Flight Control Software
"This max flake and i'm here with hill glazier hill. It's good to speak with you again. We we seem to be talking quite a quite a lot these days. A lot more especially with venture right behind us. It's great to see you as well max And we've got ourselves of really fun interview so we'll just get right into it. Yeah we have a guest dr luc van dyke. He's the founder and ceo of the daily in which a zurich based startup. they're developing flight control software for autonomous flight. How their goal is to create an a. I pilot that will outperform human pilots currently the daily and is working with regulators with leading aerospace manufacturers and major e vitale companies to test and certify the first machine learning based sensor systems these guidance navigation and flight control hook. Welcome to the airplane geeks podcast. Thanks for having me. I took a look at the daily and webpage and it speaks to safety technology and economics. In fact it says safety requires it. Technology enables it and economics makes it inevitable. Maybe we can start by talking about. Why does safety require this technology. So gliding lying super-safe if you talk about commercials for the big airliners accidents are really into noise Recently we have a year with no accidents then. We had a year or two accident happens. There were clearly. You know common cause But not given how much commercially transport support there. Is that spacey However if you go to anything smaller anything that has a lesson nineteen seats especially if you go to the private segment
Weather (and Motion Sickness)
"We've had a few questions come in lately about motion sickness and i don't think there's a whole show around motion sickness so we're gonna take a few minutes early on here to tackle and give you some tips and tricks on motion sickness as a kid man. I couldn't run the back seat of a car. More than twenty miles without getting sick. And i mean really sick there were. I can remember times as a kid where i would drive to the airport and i would get more sick once. I got on the plane for some reason in my life. It doesn't bother me anymore. The ebony have you had any issues with motion sickness. I had a motion sickness issue on an airplane. One time i was A very young pilot. I was building time. I i worked for a company that has alignment that that did pipeline patrol. I was out flying pipeline patrol with a guy one time and He was actually the pilot. But i was. I was with them and Yeah i got. I got sick. We we stopped and ate lunch and Shortly after lunch My lunch decided it. Didn't want to be in my stomach anymore. And luckily we had an a a water cooler And so i i r- ruined that for the the other guy went out the next day and bought him the new water cooler But i i was dealing with some Inner ear stuff. At the time. I shouldn't have been flying. But i was because it was about ten hours apply time. I was going to get that and so i went out and and i flew fluid so i had some You know sign assi cold Type stuff going on. And and i think that's what really caused it but it's it's just a horrible feeling. I mean to be stuck in an airport. Especially if you don't have a six or someplace to to discharge what's gonna come out of your body. It's a it's a bad situation but i have I have had oh probably four or five check rides and i've given well over five hundred so You know maybe one percent of my check rides. I've had the applicants get sick you carry. Oh yeah absolutely absolutely. Never leave home without them.
Light at the End of the Tunnelfor Air Travel?
"While they have been quite a lot of new developments over the past fortnight in terms of international travel some bad but also some good in summary getting back to australia over the next couple of months unfortunately looks like it could be hotter than ever but this finally light at the end of the tunnel with talk now of opening up. Australia's international borders at least for some states by the end of this year. There's been a lot to take in so joining me now. To dissect it all is travel agent and regular guest on this podcast. Allan lamb from netwave. Trevor woke mellon so back in july listeners. Might remember the sterling government javier. The number of passengers allowed to arrive each week into each of the different states and so the arrival caps before july would there were three thousand spots a week into sydney melbourne and brisbane with age taking in one thousand people and perth and adelaide were taking in five hundred thirty passengers. H week bought from july when the government half those caps that reduced And the so. The number of passengers allowed to come in on commercial. Flights into sydney was leave. One thousand five hundred a week. Melbourne brisbane dropped down to five hundred passengers. Awake and perth adelaide. Down to only two hundred sixty five eighty per week. The impact of that was already quite devastating but that was only supposed to be until the end of august. Sadly last week the australian government extended those halved arrived caps until now the end of october and that in fact they didn't even have the courtesy of announcing this publicly. What they did is they just informed the airlines and the airlines have now had to stop dumping twenty seven thousand. People in total of flights. Were booked on over the next two months ellen. What does this mean overall in terms of flights to australia. Unfortunately we've seen a lot of flights get canceled. Four raza timber and in some cases. The of started cancelling fraud type as well as even that reduction kept now in places where the toyota That means that a little flat to being played cancelled and the can't cancelled innocence operating That means is. I know your passengers being carried and the cap is now low at two hundred sixty five seeing some of these carry about ten passengers and often the majority of these business plus fortunately with adelaide is not as many airlines flying in. So because it's mainly qatar airways flying they tend to be taking a hard number sir about thirty forty passes per week into add
Interview With Matt Johnson, Air Ambulance Pilot
"Hello and welcome back between two rings. I am your host to emily norman and today we have matt johnston with us. He is an air medical helicopter pilot. A dp also check airman at his company matt. Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us. Thanks for having me of course so we start off each episode by explaining where we're at. I thought appropriate to show off my one and only helicopter experienced such as behind me. It was actually off years ago and the other fixed wing pilot when my co workers got to go up and we were like little kids on christmas. It was amazing. But tell us a little bit about where you're at a really nice shot got lucky with that. I was flying back tonight and One of our flight physicians Was riding up front with me. We don especially flight so with drop the other crew members officers just the document and So full credits. His awesome picture doctor and into But yeah he's not that picture. That's kind of become a certainly one of my favorites. Nice view of the queen city see cincinnati often view definitely a night. Flying always gives some epic views. Sled sokolow bit about being an airman co pilot. You get that flight requests. What's next. I would say that. We the majority of our time on making decisions for fights. It's january in our high ninety percentile weather related. Sometimes it's crew related. It could be other logistical issues and could be duty time or something like that but generally speaking this weather so being said we are if we're like green status than we have a pretty good idea what the weather's going to do for the day we can just go and respond once. We're call that if we're yellow like a day like today as you probably your rank worn down here. Beautiful ohio So we're really for shit. We have a phenomenal operational. Control centers are helping. That's based in shreveport louisiana. So everything that i'm looking at. There's another human being trained many of them you know aviators or aviation background meteorology backgrounds. They're taking a look at exactly what i'm looking at. And they're making sure that i've evaluated all potential hazards and risks
How to Become a Pilot
"Somebody came to you and said how do i get started. What do i do. What would you tell them. I would say to the young generation that is thinking. should i even consider flying. It is love changing eighties. The juxtaposition of the left and the right brain you know with the passion of flying in the pragmatic strategic in connection and monitoring those controls is something that activates your brain completely the fun way it allows you to become objective as you zoom out of the earth and as you zooming when you land you. Don't wanna go on to the air force if you don't want to go into a career when a vacation then you need to find out what the ecosystem will provide. You need to find out where the airports are. What resources are available to you in that local area because accessibility is going to be very very important for you get to an airport is close by so that you can fly an regular basis so that you can keep up you know not only with reunions but you can keep up your proficiency as a pilot so that would be an unconnected with other groups connected the only aviation enthusiast and in people love industry so that you can find more reasons to low variation and then internalize why you doings because even as his force fight them about soon. Get my private license. You have to have a passion that is bigger than any of the obstacles finding the air. You have to find the discipline. This strategic the pragmatic approach to keep up with those controls into or kambas obstacle. So you need to find your y. Whatever route you decide to go and then you need to find a resource sustaining and of course combing
Europes Travel Restrictions and the Fate of Aviations Recovery
"This summer began on a high note for the aviation industry in the us. Kobe nineteen infections were declining. Dramatically and air travel was rebounding sharply europe even reopened to us tourists. Some analysts saw it as the beginning of a fee shape rebound in air travel but as we head into september. The clouds are back cove is surging again in the us because of the highly. Contagious delta variant. The european union has proposed new restrictions on american travelers and the biden administration stubbornly refuses to let europeans in even though europe now has higher vaccination rates and fewer cove infections than north america as the moody blues would sing has the sunshine. We've been waiting for turn to rain here to discuss this all aviation weeks. Executive editor for commercial aviation jens float. He joins us from frankfurt germany. Also joining us as kevin michael's managing director of aerodynamic advisory and irregular. Aviation we calmness jens. Let's start with you. Tell us what's going on in europe with all these new restrictions it's complicated. That's the kind of the bad news part of it. So the european commission has proposed new restrictions for transatlantic travel given the high infection rate that we see in the us basically. It's saying that all nonessential essential traveled from the us should be stopped. Except if you're vaccinated and that the caveat is important because that obviously means that a lot of people will not be affected by this new mechanism. The other uncertainty in this is of course. European member states have to are in charge of zero and rules so the just proposal and it's not always that they all fall. Follow these proposals.
Piedmont Offering $30,000 to Captains and Upgrading First Officers
"Our first story comes up. Wait a minute where is this from pedley. Paddle your own canoe dot com. I didn't notice that. I'm not sure what that is but rob Pilots at piedmont seem to be making out financially pretty well these days well in terms of it's all relative to regional airline pilots but regional airline money has certainly gone up over the last few years From what we used to talk about pilots being paid peanuts and and they're making better but this time what really irked. Everybody was that the pilots got bonuses and the flight flight attendants are still arguing trying to get a contract and many people in the labor movement. Thought that was rather unfair and One of the comments. I saw this story was of course. It's unfair. that's what they have unions for because they have to fight for things like that. And i it never fails to amaze me that. Ceo's of any any organization can do things like that and say oh those people over there. Oh we we don't even see them they just don't exist But but hang on keep you know. Keep your dedication To the company going. Because we'll take care of you one of these days It's tough to Tough to stomach. I guess so. We should explain that. Piedmont is a wholly-owned subsidiary of american airlines it operates under the american eagle brand it's a regional carrier so Piedmont says they struck a deal with the alpa union. Where captains would receive a thirty thousand dollar retention bonus in november and additionally current i officers would get thirty thousand dollars. Also if and when they're promoted to captain
All About Mission Based Time Building
"What's up walling. Hey bobby how are you fantastic. There's always this week something that we get asked a lot about the. We don't really talk too much about but this week is all about mission oriented time building. A lot of people have asked us questions on the internet and via social media about you know how what are some smart ways to bill time. I think a lot of people are hoping. There's these a magical freeways out there. Wally that we could bill time and save money but better than splitting the cost. There's not many good options out there but we're going to give you some ideas to make it. Maybe a little less boring monotonous and talk about some ways to build some time with some mission based ideas What do you want to start off with today wally. Well what i want to start off with his is probably thirty. Thirty years ago The airlines started a a new trend in their training. They came up with a phrase called line oregon -ted flight training and we referred to it as loft l. o. f. t. line oriented flight training and basically what it means is rather than for a simulator session rather than just go in and say Let's see i think will work out of Of houston today. And we're going to go up and we're going to do some stalls and we're going to do three or four approaches. We're gonna do some engine out work. the airlines started trying to make it to where it was actually mimicked a real a real flight in other words okay. Today we're going to fly from houston to atlanta and in between houston and atlanta. We're gonna have some emergencies and we're going to treat it as if it were a real flight in other words we're gonna get in the simulator and we're going to have a time that we want to be off the gate. We want to try to simulate the rhythm of a real life flight
Interview With One-Eyed Pilot, Shinji Maeda
"Sir. Let me interrupt you. Let's go back for a second. Tell us about Losing your eyesight in one i. Yeah so they'll watch the big. My change bent when i was eighteen years old often. I graduate high school bam. I ended up to the union city on two months later they'll was the cox. The guy was the driving car. I was riding on the motorcycle at an intersection. He was not paying attention so Pretty much he ran over me. And george meany run on that day became the my fast soda fright fromm motorcycle to the ground. It's now i can make the kind of you know not joke. That the The accident was pretty significant to change the whole my life because the dow was fifty fifty chance. Either i'm going to abide Being visible so there was no chance to be back like you know like this physical condition in a now. I'm talking to you. i'm waving hands. I you know. I i can fry but at the time was the pretty much The that was cs deal in foxy my parents. My brother and sister oncle anti war informed that. Yeah he you know. Shinji hides the twenty four hours to go eat outside
Interview With Robert Sumwalt, Chairman NTSB, Retired
"Robber. Why don't you just give us a little brief I don't know three five minute Synopsis of your career. How how do you go from from a high school kid to becoming chairman of the national transportation safety while that's a great question. I've been wondering the same thing for a number of years so I i've i've been extremely fortunate You're right. I did start flying in high school By the time. I had graduated from high school. I i had my private and then of course went to college a few months later and i marched into the dean of students office after i've been at the university for just about three weeks in explain to him why we needed a flying club and then he sat down and proceeded to tell me all the reasons why that was not going to happen and on the way out and by the way this was the university of south carolina and on the way out. I said gosh. I just thought since clemson had flying club since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight i thought south carolina needed one and He said Sit back down young man and within about five months we had our first airplane For those who are not That aware is you can imagine having to state supported schools in a tiny state. There's quite a rivalry between those two between those colleges unfortunately clemson as the one with the with the football team the question is did clemson really have a flying club. Well you know as a seventeen year old. I was probably known to exaggerate things a little bit. But but to the best of knowledge. I think they they did so high school. What what what's next were you. You became a pilot of course next career that led you to the ntsb. Yeah i did. Of course fly all through college and i was hired by the university To be their pilot when they bought a brand new piper navajo chieftain in nineteen. Seventy nine had not finished school yet. But i was doing school and flying full time for the university. I flew there for two years. And then in february of eighty one got hired by p modern lines which of course got bought by by us air us
Whats Hotel Quarantine Like in Australia?
"The whole story about how you ended up in hertel corentin in itself is really quite unfortunate. Pap how come. You ended up in quarantine. Well originally when i book my flight on didn't have a great big long layover like i ended up with While i was in darwin i ended up. Having my flights changed for different time. I think it was the last change not long before i left. Darwin that gave me a layover of twenty three hours. Twenty five minutes in melbourne. And i thought to myself well. I am not staying in the epo for all that time with that. Thinking of any of the light problem that might occur. I just booked myself into the closest mitchell that could which was the ibis airport motel which is six hundred meters away. And yes. I've just had a look at the on. The map. pins like the ibis budget hotel at melbourne airport is basically within the april precinct. It's a short walk from terminal and it's you know it is the only hotel around albany. Puerto says it's not quiet currently quarantined. I tell us it would have been the only option for an overnight stop but queensland consider that to be entering carpet hotspot. Yes and i didn't really a look should have done more research before i left because i didn't attempt to fill in the queensland boorda pass until i actually arrived in melvin so that was when my panic started when i was in the hotel and sort of read started to read the instructions and that you know have i transited through a hot spot and i thought well. Currently melvin is a hot spot. It wasn't went. Ibew the tickets and another thing that i thought was a beat. We'd was that. Why would virgin have put me on a flight that went via from darwin to melbourne. Full that long and then debris brisbane. The next day knowing that melbourne was out spot.
Interview With FlightAware CEO Daniel Baker
"Daniel thank you so much for joining us today. Grew to be here. Thanks so much for so to start off by explaining our backgrounds and we are both naked. Hugh sonian four flight and fly away are both based in houston so i thought only be appropriate to show our airports here. We're taking hobby site. Were probably both during familiar with but tell us a little bit about your background. Now you're making me feel about about representing the hometown here but this is a pretty cool picture. I took Just a couple of weeks ago. A friend of mine just got an sr twenty two t and wanted to go flying around the mountains. And so i think one of the best photos i got was on approach to telluride. And it's really cool as you kinda go between some some canyons and it's just sitting there on a ledge. It couldn't be any more unique or picturesque and not only. Was it cool to to land there but the technology and airplanes has come a really long every for almost twenty years and to think about the first time i flew the mountains of colorado versus doing it in a modern sucessor twenty two. A lot's changed throughout the industry can only imagine a lot has changed. And how often do you keep up with flying. Well it's one of those things. The more that i get involved in aviation but some ways the less i have time to do it but i'm pretty active now. I think that Once a week every other week. I think is is where i am. I think that the travels picking back up and that's going to help me from from flying perspective share and let's talk about at. What was the inspiration of her flag aware how they get started so i have always had a passion for airplanes end for flying and really. My background is in software development. And i got involved in the first internet service provider in texas in the early nineteen nineties and learned a lot about that and saw the evolution of ecommerce in the web and email and all these things then got involved in a number of other software startups in none of them. Were aviation related. I always had this sort of side interest or passion Wanted wanted to fly. So i started taking lessons in the end of two thousand two and loved it as much as i ever thought and it wasn't long after i started flying around texas in a one a two that i realized. Hey would be awesome if people could check my flights in if people knew what i was gonna land flew between actually austin hobby. Lots of your background is is familiar and people did know. Has he taken off yet as deviating around thunderstorm and so it was really a an is a labor of love but it was a passionate. The idea was how. Can i help both myself. And my family and other people who like to fly around in smaller plans to their friends and family know where they are. Meet him at the airport. It's evolved quite a bit since then.
How to Become a Technician
"Does he take to technician at the. Fa can you tell us what kind of training does one need. Sure so one of the awesome things i think about being a technician is our positions are so varied. There's so many different types of equipment that people can be working on so there's not an amount of training. That's really necessary to do this job. I mean it just depends on what it is. We get those military folks because they do have that training but we grab folks. it backgrounds. We have folks that are mechanical backgrounds. We have folks that are just kind of power system backgrounds that are working on h. Back and stuff like that because we need all of that to make sure that we're getting this work. Done h is particularly important because especially here in california. This equipment gets hot. It's just gonna shut down so it's a really important aspect but one of the best things about the technicians. You actually get that training once you come here so if you've already kind of worked in field that is marketable you're able to actually go train on the specific equipment and that's one of the best things about being a technician with the faa. When i came on with the agency. I went to radar concept school. I went to eleven squad. Didn't go to general radar. School actually learned the radar. On which i was going to be working. I went to two star school. I went to arts tweets. This is all just equipment and other just acronyms but everything that we work on. They send us to school specifically for that equipment and so you feel a lot more comfortable with that so really coming on. You don't need a ton of training. I mean if you have something. That's in the realm of it of of electronics systems of electrical systems h. Fac if you've got that background that'll get you in the door pretty easily and then when you get here. That's when you really get your training done and that's when you really learn exactly what you need to do.
Inside a New Skunk Works Factory
"Kitty sort of like kind of explain to everybody. This is a bit different. Why hockey's approach is different and tell us a little bit more about the the digital transformation that they're on yeah so it's it's kind of a two-part transformation that they showed us in in actually quite some detail quite elaborate detail during this tour on august tenth at site tin plant. Forty two also known as skunkworks in palmdale man the two parts to it one is is just on the digital side in his new approach digital engineering and digital manufacturing and the second is the sort of physical in standardization of that with infrastructure in the form of a new factory Huge new factory that they've built in erected on the skunkworks. Campus there in palmdale and So we get to see kind of both sides of that you know. Basically the sort of sub projects that this step by step series of sub projects where they proved out this or if digital manufacturing approach which they are now going to apply to projects. That are actually going to start building in this new factory in what they call building six six four eight on on on the campus so that was That was the point of the of the visit and the tour ride can just to set the scene a little. Now we know that the skunkworks really as it's it's modern era occupies. Most people now in palmdale in that corner of plant. Forty two those two large mainly to large hangar buildings that were built the stall factory in the desert that was built for the tunnel. I haven't program back in the late sixties so where in relation to those huge hang this the new facility right so there's building six. Oh one which is the building that we served commonly associated with the skunkworks quirks. Since it moved to palmdale from burbank in the late nineteen eighties to occupy that. Elton levin building.
FAA Fines for Unruly Passengers Top $1 Million This Year
"Have been getting worse and worse, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Those travelers have ranked up a record $1 million in potential fines just this year as covid cases keep rising. The rowdiness in this guy's doesn't look to be calming down anytime soon. Now, flight attendants have decided to take action, CBS News Transportation correspondent Errol Barnett Has more on how the flight attendants are taking matters into their own hands. Post 9 11 Self defense classes for flight attendants are back up and running this summer after being put on hold due to Covid. Hundreds have signed up for the half day classes as incidents of unruly passengers skyrocketed this year, mostly for refusing to wear a face covering lessons include how to deliver a punch to subdue an attacker as well as various de escalation techniques, the president of the flight attendants union tells CBS News now is the most dangerous time in aviation for her profession. One in five flight attendants have reported being involved in a physical altercation in just the last six months just
Duct-Taping on Planes Is Having a Moment
"When passengers are out of control flight attendants reach for last resort and he guesses duct tape well who thought duct tape would become an essential flight attendant tool. But we've seen in the news Duck taping used on unruly passengers. There was a woman on an american airlines flight. In july there was a frontier airlines flight with a man who allegedly groped and flight attendants and then more recently at american airlines cabin crew member had some duct tape during an incident with a young passenger. Although restraint cuffs were us instead The article points out it turns out this has been happening for years if i think they. They went back and looked and news. Reports from the past include united airlines passenger in two thousand three a woman on united in two thousand eight a man on icelandair in two thousand thirteen and a woman on american in twenty eighteen so duct tape as a as a restraint isn't apparently something brand new but we are seeing awful. Lot of it This year rob. What do you think is is this an effective Or advisable even method to subdue an unruly passenger. What do you think it's a funny thing. But when when i was flying for living i mean we. We never worried about this kind of thing because at worst we might have had somebody. That was a little inebriated or and they got a little little loud. Maybe a little mouthy with a flight attendant but but we never had People swinging at cabin crew. And and i. I mean if he i think that of course. I think the story mentioned that The restraints are only used with the permission of the captain. And i'd be the first one to say man tie that man that woman
A New Player in the Transatlantic Market
"So it's an exciting day today for one of america's most liked airlines jetblue flight w seven and airbus a-3 three twenty one l. Narrow body landed at london heathrow this morning after departing from jet blues new york. Jfk base last night that flight launched jet blue's entry into the transatlantic market beginning with daily service from jfk to heathrow and then adding daily service to london gatwick ultimately following with Boston to london. Ceo robin hayes. A former executive at british airways has promised to create a permanent and disruptive effect in the transatlantic market. So joining me today to discuss. What that could mean are two of my aviation week network colleagues north american air transport editor but ben goldstein and kepler senior analyst for the americas laurie ransom. Hey ben laurie great to have you on this. Thank you so to start off by just looking at that whole history that we know all too well of Long haul low cost carriers Starting up especially in the transatlantic market and more often than not failing What do you think might make this a different prospect with a jet blue and will this like jetblue like robin says be transatlantic disruptor. What are your thoughts laurie. Well i think as you said. Jetblue is one of america's most light brands and they have strongholds in new york and boston so they have strong point of sale here in the us. And i think that's a little bit different than some of the point to point carriers that had tried to do this in the past where if by bodies
American Airlines Will Let You Watch 30 Minutes of TikTok
"First item is comes from actually from american airlines american airlines takes tick-tock to new heights with free in-flight access for customers. So of course. American airlines provide some free in flight wifi offerings and it just added tick-tock. Now if you'll know what tic tac is ask your kids. It's it's the popular social networking service. That's owned by chinese company. Bite dance and now on via sad equipped narrowbody aircraft american. Let you connect to talk free for thirty minutes. And there's a quote from clarisa sebastian. She's americans managing director of premium. Customer experience an onboard products has kind of a mouthful. She says faster. Wifi allows us to deliver diverse in-flight entertainment options and eve and invest in innovative partnerships with platforms like talk customers. Play the lead role in helping us. Better understand what content they want during their inflight experience and tic tac is one of the platforms. They love on the ground and we're thrilled to work with via sat to give customers free access to tick talk while they're in the air as well. I don't know do you think The typical american customer american airlines customer is a tic tac user or or is it just me. That's kind of living in the past. No i don't think they are. In fact i'm sitting here going. Why are we talking about this. I just looked it up the typical. Us audience tick tucker sixty percent. Female forty percent. Male sixty percent are between the ages of sixteen and twenty four twenty. Six percent are between the ages of twenty five and forty four. So yeah it skews pretty young and i would say it probably skews younger than the average american airlines customer. So big deal about it.
EU Claims Cost Finnair Passengers Thousands
"In the european union airlines are required to compensate passages when flights is significantly. Delayed cancel overbooked. Good airlines often. Try and get away with not paying out. Which has led to the creation of lots of companies that specialize in claiming compensation on behalf of airline passengers. The business model is simple if the agent is successful in claiming compensation from the ellen they get to keep a percentage of it and if unsuccessful there's no cost to the passenger well at least that's normally how it works in this podcast will meet some very unlucky finnick customers who used one of these third party agencies to claim compensation for significantly delayed flights but following a very unfortunate series of they ended up having to personally pay thousands of euros to. It's a cautionary tale. You definitely want to miss
Behind the Headlines at Boeing and Airbus
"Boeing last week wild wall street with its first profitable quarter in a long time but ceo dave. Calhoun seem less excited about when the company might launch. Its next clean sheet airplane in fact some believe he was signaling. It could be a long ways off for its part. Airbus's looking to aggressively ramp up production to cement. Its formidable lead over. Boeing in the narrow body market while embarking on a long and expensive are effort to develop a hydrogen-powered aircraft but twenty thirty five aviation week editors listened in on earnings calls and tried to make sense of where the two companies are heading. It was truly an exercise in reading. The tea leaves joining me to discuss. That are two of them. Senior editor guy. Norse an executive editor. Yen's floto guide. Let's start with you. Dave calhoun had been saying for a long time. If boeing launched a new clean sheet aircraft. They couldn't wait for the propulsion makers the propulsion wouldn't be ready would have to be other advances to to make the business case now. He's talking about the importance of propulsion advances. Is that a signal that this next airplane which originally was called anna may is not coming for a long time. is that what. He's gently telling us. Well so really good question i mean the point is is that we simply are in the dark so we just we should admit that up front to to start with so we are as you say. Having to look at the tea leaves along with everybody else so so what do we know. We do know that as of june as you mentioned calhoun told us you know he said. Look you know. We're sticking to his message. whatever comes next. We're not talking about big leaps in propulsion. You know we're just going to. All the savings are going to be made to the airframe technologies like that which was was fine near that made sense but something has changed and of course the big news from the propulsion side is the emergence of the cfm rise program. The open fan open rotor technology demonstrator.
Spirit Airlines Offers Double Pay to Flight Attendants After Massive Flight Cancellations
"Spirit Airlines hoping to recover today after four straight days of massive flight cancellations, and it's opening its checkbook as spirit airlines tries to get back on track. It will now give flight attendants double pay if they pick up extra flights. Nearly 70% of spirits flights have been cancelled or delayed. Spirit is canceling flights trying to rebooted system to begin recovering. ABC
2021s Biggest Air Show by Any Measure
"Been day wherever you are. Welcome to aviation week's check six and business and commercial aviation podcast. I'm all mcmillan. Managing editor of business aviation for aviation week joining me today is lindsay beauregard. Mri editor and mike elaborate director of enter royal production. The three of us are here in oshkosh wisconsin at the world's biggest air show a era venture oshkosh and it is the sixty eighth show this year. It's also the first one in two years since last year show is cancelled because of the cove in nineteen pandemic and tell you what The organizers say that in a normal year on sunday before the show there's about five thousand airplanes that fly in this year. The number is eight thousand. And they're saying that attendances back to twenty nineteen levels and the mood seems very enthusiastic and excited to be back. Mike this is your first time here and then see this society. This'll be my second one. My i was twenty nine thousand. Nine hundred and lindsey. You had unexciting morning morning today at the show. Yeah yeah. I did too right along for my first amer. Aaron bad flight the sixty six era stars so we flew in three experts or one hundred series aircraft They're very lightweight and they're good for robotics and go upside down aircraft and it was a whole lot. One says the maneuvers. They'll be air show at some of them yes so weeding. He did loops weeded. Barrel rolls At one point one of the aircraft lou underneath another one one of those numbers and i spoke to them afterwards and the current team of three has been together for five years but apparently to them pollen harvey have been finding it for twenty years so collectively between the three of them they have been flying as phillips sixty six eurostars for one hundred years
Possible ‘Jet Pack Man’ Spotted Near Los Angeles Airport
"A report of a man in a jet pack around 5000 in the vicinity of Los Angeles. Yeah. Commercial Airlines pilot Airline pilots have again reported the sighting of the jetpack men flying near Los Angeles Airport. He's back. He's back. The FAA says the most recent sightings were 15 miles east of the airport at an altitude of 5000 ft. Several pilots similar had similar sightings last year. But this is the first one since December and the FBI, local police all investigating so far, they haven't figured out who was flying around in that jet pack. The
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021
"My name's Tim it's my fifth oshkosh air venture Live near vancouver in canada and happy to be here. How this before. We continue I'll just mention that. Because of travel restrictions there are far fewer international visitors here to to air venture But but you found a way to smuggle yourself out of canada. I guess and You flew down correct. I did yep That's the one way we can cross by land at this point but through airplanes luckily we can make it here The other restrictions Cova test before we crossed the border to allow to be able to get onto the flight. And then i'll have to do the same on the return on the cobra test in order to return to canada all right. Hey it's Logan lynch Second time come to air venture Came in nineteen and is great excited to be here again. It's probably another record breaking ground this year. It seems like so Flew in from north dakota yesterday so glad to be here. North dakota put the land of the severe winter I'd say severe everything we get the extremes on both ends. We cost hunter three hundred and three up there. The other day we We'll get down to negative fifty in the winter. So it's extremes. Yeah crazy crazy also with us. Hello everybody. this is david. Abby from new york love the airplane geeks for on a right now. Just one of my first podcast. I've ever listened to and got me involved in aviation so it's great to see again at his first oshkosh and i flew in yesterday commercial from from new york via denver because of the I guess crazy Domestic airline operations lately but it went smoothly. No problem so glad to be here and just great to be among the aviation friends
Airports in the US West Dealing With Shortage of Jet Fuel
"Of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues, and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they're investigating possible shortage of jet fuel that could delay cargo delivery and passenger travel at Reno Tahoe International Airport in the coming days.
New Zealand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel
"I leave the new zealand. Government has unfortunately posed the trans-tasman bubble from midnight. Last night. judy concerns about rising nineteen case. Thomason australia the pause effects travel from all the states and territories to new zealand and will remain in effect for eight weeks new zealand citizens. Permanent resident and fees. The whole is currently in australia. As well as trillion citizens who have recently been in new zealand and left on or off to the six april this year as well as their family members will still be allowed to return to new zealand on quarantaine free flights until next friday the thirtieth of july but this excludes anyone who's been in new south wales in the past fourteen days. Who would soon need to enter two weeks of managed isolation and quarantine on arrival back in new zealand and at the moment anyone traveling from victoria to new zealand over the next week. We'll need to self isolate for three days and get a curve attest. After arriving back in new zealand off the thirtieth of july once. That's finish next. Friday qantas's jetstar will spend almost all of their trans-tasman services at least until the twenty fifth of september when the bubble is currently scheduled to resume any zealand will continue operating but only limited trans-tasman flights and to and from oakland with various parts of new south. Wales victoria and south australia old. Currently on lockdown olas trillion station. Terry trees have unfortunately also reimposed restrictions on interstate travel and this is unfortunately prompted rex to cancel. All of its boeing seven three seven passenger services starting from tuesday of this week until at least the of august. I just on the two weeks of this point.
How to Become an Air Traffic Controller
"So much for joining us today. Nicole you know. Air traffic control is the first question. I know i'm asked when i'm telling people what i do for. A living people want to know how they can become an air traffic controller. It's an job and can you tell us what's the first step. How did they apply. That is a very deciding occupation. I'm excited to share with you. So usually in the summer time we will have an announcement and all of those are posted on usa jobs which is at www dot usaa jobs dot gov in that is the centralized website for all government hiring for civil service job opportunities across all government agencies due to the large interest in this particular occupation. These announcements are only open for a few days so it's important to be ready when that announcement opens so we always recommend that you have your resume ready in any other documents that are gonna be pertinent to you applying for the position as well as sign up for job search on through usa jobs and they will actually email you win. That job is posted so that way. You don't miss that opportunity. The application process will take you through step by step until you exactly what you need to do. And through reading the announcement it will outline all the documents appropriate for your particular application and your experience. So whether it'd be transcripts or your. Dd to fourteen if you have prior military service or if you have if you attended a collegiate training institute then you have that endorsement letter as well. Those are all documents that you should be aware of and have on hand in ready to upload into the system
Sizing up Russias New Light Fighter
"We're here to discuss one of the biggest development of the year and military aviation the unveiling of russia's new fighter aircraft a program. It's calling checkmate and targeting. An export audience steve. I was hoping you could set the stage for us. How did this all unfold. Yeah sure so Our understanding of russian aviation industry basically changed on july thirteenth with this announcement that something was coming out at max and it was going to be a new fighter. So let me tell you what how we understood. The russian aviation industry as of july twelfth. Which was the monday before all this started happening. You know first of all the next russian fighter that would be coming out. Would be the Package dp Program which is working on a replacement for the mig thirty one and is still in the early stages of development of